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WATERING TIPS

SPRING WATERING TIPS

 

Fortunately, we enjoyed a very wet spring. Lakes are full and lawns are green. Of course, no one knows what the summer months will bring, but in most years the weather turns hot and dry, necessitating watering our lawns, flowers and Landscape.

 

Here are some tips for maximizing the benefits from watering your lawn.

 

First, raise the cutting height of your lawn mower and use a mulching blade. The taller grass and grass clippings helps to insulate the ground from the effects of the sun. It keeps the temperature of the soil cooler and helps to maintain more moisture in the soil.

 

Second, water less frequently, but when you water, do it for a longer period of time. It is far more effective to give your lawn a good soaking about once or twice a week than it is to water a little every day or every other day. The heavier, less frequent water encourages the lawn’s root system to grow further into the earth and makes for a healthier lawn. Obviously, watering amounts and cycles will vary with the type of grass and soil conditions with each lawn.

 

Flower beds and landscape may require a light afternoon watering. Just a few minutes for each landscape zone to refresh the plants and flowers.

 

Curb appeal makes everyone happier for the Owner to the neighbors and really attracts              Buyers when you are selling.

Contact Jim Bigelow, Lindsey Stucky, Ally Herrmann, Scot Jobe or Kathy Zwart to learn more about how we can work to get your home SOLD!

Jim Bigelow Associate Broker Coldwell Banker select

918-640-4657, Jim@jimbigelow.com, www,jimbigelow.com

Serving the Tulsa Metropolitan area.

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CUSTOM PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOS

Today, all major studies show the vast majority of prospective home buyers utilize the internet to search for homes. The same studies also report buyers will spend more time looking at homes which have quality pictures and/or videos for them to view than those that don’t. At The Bigelow Group / Coldwell Banker Select we recognize the importance of photos and video in selling homes today.

Therefore, we now have a professional state-of-the-art video tours which may include aerial drone footage, indoor tours and voice-overs. These stunning, high definition videos highlight your home and its amenities to give the viewer the best impression of your home and keep their attention on your property. We also provide a YouTube video which can be shared easily online to generate more interest in your home.

The Bigelow Group / Coldwell Banker Select we also know how to disseminate these photographs and Videos to be included on all the residential home searches to include www.coldwellbanker.com, www.cbtulsa.com, www.jimbigelow.com, www.trulia.com/Homes, www.Realtor.com, www.zillow.com, www.youtube.com/user/realestate, just to name a few.

Contact Jim Bigelow, Lindsey Stucky, Ally Herrmann, Scot Jobe or Kathy Zwart to learn more about our custom photography & videos and how they can work to get your home SOLD!

Jim Bigelow Associate Broker Coldwell Banker select

918-640-4657, Jim@jimbigelow.com, www,jimbigelow.com

Serving the Tulsa Metropolitan area.

FLAG DAY

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Flag Day

Most of us know that once an American flag is worn, torn, or otherwise in need of being retired, we’re supposed to burn it.

But most of us probably aren’t in any position to burn one properly.

Going in and out of so many homes each year, I see people with flags that need to be retired, just sitting in the garage, or basement. Most likely because nobody ever motivates to figure out where to bring a flag to be properly retired.

So, with Flag Day approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to send along where you can bring any flags you have that need to be retired.

In our area, you can bring your flags to Boy Scout Troop 3 at Heritage United Methodist Church 5300 E Kenosha, Broken Arrow. You can bring them there on July 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 3rd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and July 4th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Boy Scouts of Troop 3 are performing this project as a service to the community and to promote good citizenship as the birth of our nation is celebrated.

Hope this information comes in handy for you now or in the future!

 

As a reminder in the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday

Jim Bigelow Coldwell Banker Select Broker Associate
Realtor, CRS, GRI, LOAR,ePro,SRES
918-640-4657
jim@jimbigelow.com
www.jimbigelow.com

Home Buyer Viewing Code of Etiquette

In today’s world of high security, video cameras, nanny cameras and audio monitors, it is becoming common for sellers to not only monitor who is in their home and when they were there, but also listen to every word that is said by a potential buyer.

For these reasons, we have created a “Viewing Code of Etiquette” that we would encourage our buyers to consider when they are in another person’s home whether a home is being monitored or not.

  • Buyers are there as guests – Although the seller’s goal is to sell their home, buyers should give the same respect that they would want when people were in their home.
  • Respect the property – Buyers should refrain from opening dresser drawers in any bedroom and should they need to use the restroom, always flush and clean up.
  • Control the kids – We love children, but children need to be supervised and need to stay with the group and not wonder off. Playing with toys that belong to the kids of the seller should be left in place and not played with.
  • Don’t make negative comments about the home – Comments about the furniture, the family pictures, or the homeowner’s choice of paint color should be made after you’ve left the house. Negative comments can be taken personally and might estrange negotiations.
  • Don’t rave about how perfect the house is – You can negate much of your negotiating strength if the sell knows that the house is exactly what you’re looking for and you could easily end up paying too much for the property.
  • LEAVE A CARD! – People like to know if someone has been in their home.
  • Follow the directions – Agents put directions in the MLS for a reason. Day Sleepers, alarm codes, pet’s directions or you may need to call the agent before showing. Don’t get off on the wrong foot with the listing agent by not following the directions in the MLS.

As you can see the Home Buyer Viewing Code of Etiquette is as much for the Realtors as it is for the Buyers. The Bigelow Group Realtors at Coldwell Banker Select try to follow this Etiquette do you?

Jim Bigelow Broker Associate

918-640-4657

Jim@jimbigelow.com

www.jimbigelow.com

The Bigelow Group

Coldwell Banker Select

Tulsa, OK.

We seem to have experienced an early spring this year with above normal temperatures and some good rains. You may have already completed your spring maintenance jobs, but in case you have not, here are some suggestions.

 

  1. Check your gutters and downspouts.  Look for loose or damaged gutters as well as blockages in             downspouts.
  2. Inspect your roof for winter damage. Look for loose and missing shingles.
  3. Take a close look at your chimney. Look for cracks, missing mortar, loose bricks or boards and signs of         rot.
  4. Examine your drainage. Make sure soil slopes away from your foundation at 6 inches with the first 10             feet on all sides.
  5. Check your siding. Has any of it come loose or began to rot? Repair any damaged sections before             moisture has a chance to set in.
  6. Schedule your biannual HVAC inspection. Have a professional inspect and repair as needed.

 

The six suggestions above is only an abbreviated list of recommended maintenance items.  For a more detailed list and explanation, you can go to houselogic.com and search under “Spring & Summer Seasonal Maintenance Guide”.  Also, if you need the name of a professional service person to evaluate and make repairs, contact me via phone or email.  I keep a list of repair specialist and would be happy to share a name with you.

Jim Bigelow

918-640-4657

jim@jimbigelow.com

www.jimbigelow.com

Jim Bigelow who is a realtor at Bigelow real estate group.